Alternative ways to recycle
Electronic Waste

Consider Donation
If the calculator is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas.

City Specific Disposal Options
Please check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.)

Household E-Waste Drop-Off
Your city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.
– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events
– Riverside County

San Bernardino County
– Ventura County 

Disposal Options For Businesses
E-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply.

Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above).

Trash Bin

Never Throw in the Trash

Calculators contain metals that are hazardous if disposed of improperly, so don’t throw them in the trash.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

sell your calculator

Trade In Your Calculator for Cash

As long as your calculator still works, you can sell it to Not only do you get cash, but your calculator gets reused and you keep one more piece of e-waste out of the landfill.


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will recycle calculators and many other home electronics for free. They also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location.


Staples' Take Back Program

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including desktop computers, tablets, monitors, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.

Ways to Reduce

iPad Calculator

Use Your Smartphone’s Calculator

If you have a smartphone, consider the calculator application for basic arithmetic instead of buying another calculator. Most computers also come with a simple calculator, and you can download graphing applications for free.